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    6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    I am looking for a set of loud, punchy, deep and strong 6.5" separates that will be the only speakers in my car other than some poor quality rear fill. These things have to crank to overpower my loud exhaust and road noise

    I will be using a Nak CD400 headunit and powering the front separates with an Alpine PDX 4.150 (150watts x 2 or 300watts x 2 bridged). I listen to rock, pop, country, etc so these don't have to be the most delicate sounding speakers ever made.

    What are my best options. I am willing to spend up to $500.

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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    Boston Z6 or Pros, give them 300w per side and you should be happy.





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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    install's the important thing.

    there's an install sticky in the speakers section.

    a good comp set + bad install = good tweeters, and no sound from the mids




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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by khail19 View Post
    Boston Z6 or Pros, give them 300w per side and you should be happy.
    I have never seen the Z6s before but boy are they expensive! Are they really that good? Are they better than the boutique brand speakers in the same price range, such as DLS and Focal?




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    Quote Originally Posted by heyman421 View Post
    install's the important thing.

    there's an install sticky in the speakers section.

    a good comp set + bad install = good tweeters, and no sound from the mids
    Point taken Any Cliff notes for installing the mids in the kicks of a BMW 3 series?

    Also, the real selling point of the Z6s is they claim to play down to 40Hz. Is this marketing hype or will these things really play that low? Most of the other 6.5s I am looking at only advertise a range down to 60Hz or so. Since these are the only speakers in my car play the low-range is very important to me.




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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    Extremis + BG Neo 3's...





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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    for the OP, with that power i would get the new CDT HD62 with tw25 tweeters. i am running them right now at 180x2rms and its loud as hell, good sound quality too. if u want speakers that wang...im also planning to get the JBL c608gti. look it up, it has a beefy mid that has a voicecoil larger than 8 inch subs!




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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by khail19 View Post
    Boston Z6 or Pros, give them 300w per side and you should be happy.
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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    Rainbow slc's with 220w per side.......



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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    Thanks for all the feedback to my question. I need to buy these speakers ASAP so this info is very useful. Here is the current selection...

    -Boston Z6 (Seem like the cat's *** but they are a bit more than I wanted to spend)
    -Boston Pro60 (are they any good? they don't look very exciting but what do I know ?!?!)
    -Rainbow slc's (never heard them but I know they have a good reputation)
    -CDT HD62 with tw25 tweeters (never heard of them. Are they high-end?)
    -Extremis + BG Neo 3's (totally lose me here! what are these?)
    -MB Quart Q's (I had Quarts years ago and liked them. This must be there top series?)

    What about my previous comment about how low they can play? The Boston Z6s is rated to 40Hz which seems mighty low...if it is true.




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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by gl0ck View Post
    Rainbow slc's with 220w per side.......

    sounds like way too much power fo them. I'm running them off 100watts rms and they hurt. Plus a tweeter came blown.



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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    The CDT M-6 is supposedly a better 6.5" driver than the HD-6. I have them here but not installed yet. They do 40 also and supposedly pound like what you want $199.00 on sale now.



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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by khail19 View Post
    Boston Z6 or Pros, give them 300w per side and you should be happy.

    x2, I'm pushing the Pro 60's with a Zapco at 90rms and they can easily take more. Nice clean, loud sound. Love'em
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    Re: 6.5" separates - Most crankin', poundin' ones out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Makaveli7haDon View Post
    for the OP, with that power i would get the new CDT HD62 with tw25 tweeters. i am running them right now at 180x2rms and its loud as hell, good sound quality too. if u want speakers that wang...im also planning to get the JBL c608gti. look it up, it has a beefy mid that has a voicecoil larger than 8 inch subs!
    The jbls have good midbass, but imo they dont sound very good at all. Midrange just isnt there.



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